Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes

Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes

1st Edition - February 28, 1989

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  • Author: Donald Sparks
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289199

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The kinetics of reactions in soil and aquatic environments is a topic of extreme importance and interest. To properly understand the fate of applied fertilizers, pesticides, and organic pollutants with time, and to thus improve nutrient availability and the quality of our groundwater, one must study kinetics. This is the first compre

Key Features

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@bul:* Demonstrates different kinetic methodologies
* Shows how reactions on soil and soil constituents can be measured by utilizing different techniques
* Describes rates and mechanisms of interactions with pesticides and organic pollutants with soil
* Covers the kinetics of chemical weathering
* Discusses how to use mathematical modeling and computer simulation to model kinetic reactions


Students and professionals in soil science, geochemistry, environmental engineering, and geology.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction.
    Application of Chemical Kinetics to Soil Systems.
    Kinetic Methodologies and Data Interpretation for Diffusion-Controlled Reactions.
    Kinetics and Mechanisms of Rapid Reactions on Soil Constituents Using Relaxation Methods.
    Ion Exchange Kinetics on Soils and Soil Constituents.
    Kinetics of Pesticide and Organic Pollutant Reactions.
    Rates of Chemical Weathering.
    Redox Kinetics.
    Kinetic Modeling of Inorganic and Organic Reactions in Soils.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 210
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: February 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289199

About the Author

Donald Sparks

Donald Sparks
DONALD L. SPARKS is the Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair and Francis Alison Professor at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of kinetics of biogeochemical processes and surface chemistry of natural materials. His research has focused on fate and transport of trace metals in soil and water, soil remediation, water quality, and carbon sequestration in soils. Dr. Sparks is the author of two previous editions of Environmental Soil Chemistry and more than 350 refereed papers and book chapters. He is fellow of five scientific societies, and he has been the recipient of major awards and lectureships including the Geochemistry Medal from the American Chemical Society, the Liebig Medal from the International Union of Soil Sciences, the Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Philippe Duchaufour Medal from the European Geosciences Union. Dr. Sparks served as president of the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences, has served on advisory committees for several national laboratories and national and international centers and institutes, and served as chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee for Soil Sciences and other NAS Committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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